In #Bolivia, the law of estupro imposes lesser penalties for the rape of an adolescent girl than of a young girl or adult woman. In #Kazakhstan a perpetrator may be exempt from criminal liability if he shows repentance, such as providing his victim with monetary “compensation” for his crime.
The #HandmaidsTale viewers recently saw Janine severely beaten by Aunt Lydia at the Putnam’s home in full view of the commanders and their wives. Janine’s body and person are treated by the state and by those in power as a tool to serve their own wants, desires and ends.
Every week, #Gilead takes us into a terrifying world where women are robbed of any agency over their own bodies. We want to live in a world as far away as possible from Janine’s reality in Gilead - a world where women and girls are not at risk of sexual violence. Don’t you? Let us know and head to the link in bio to learn more about what you can do.
#HandmaidsTale #BlessedBeTheFight #EndSexualViolence
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2 days ago
Re-reading @therealmargaretatwood "The Handmaid's Tale," this time the gorgeous graphic novel adaptation by #ReneeNault. These lines strike me as particularly relevant to our times:
"Ordinary is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary."